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BBC submits iPlayer revamp plans

BBC submits iPlayer revamp plans

The BBC has submitted to broadcast regulator Ofcom the Corporation’s proposals to improve BBC iPlayer for audiences by making programmes available for longer and offering more box sets and archive…

Liberty Global secures Prime Video deal

Liberty Global secures Prime Video deal

International TV and broadband provider Liberty Global has agreed a multi-year deal with Amazon to make what it describes as the best content and viewing experience available to 4 million…

Channel 4 W Series live coverage

Channel 4 W Series live coverage

UK commercial PSB Channel 4 is to show live coverage of all six races of the new all-female W Series racing championship. W Series will see 18 women from 13…

EU finalises copyright reform

The Council of the European Union has given the green light to the new Copyright Directive which the European Commission says will bring concrete benefits to citizens, the creative sectors,…

T-Mobile adds Prime Video to TVision Home

T-Mobile adds Prime Video to TVision Home

T-Mobile and Amazon have announced a deal to bring Prime Video to TVision Home, T-Mobile’s rebranded and upgraded version of Layer3 TV, later this year. TVision customers in the US…

Addressable advertising for ITV Hub

Addressable advertising for ITV Hub

UK commercial PSB ITV has signed an exclusive UK and Ireland licensing agreement with digital advertising technology company Amobee for end-to-end programmatic buying and selling of premium video inventory on…

iPlayer to stream FA Cup games in UHD

iPlayer to stream FA Cup games in UHD

BBC iPlayer will bring football fans the Manchester City v Brighton FA Cup semi-final (April 6th) and the final (May 18th) live in Ultra HD and HDR for the first…

My5 launches on Freesat

My5 launches on Freesat

My5, the VoD catch-up service, has launched on Freesat bringing a library of content from Channel 5 and also from partner channels, including BLAZE, BET, PBS America, Together, Real Stories…

BBC vows “bold and creative programme making”

BBC vows “bold and creative programme making”

The BBC has published its annual plan for 2019/20. The corporation says the plan “makes central our commitment to bold and creative programme making, innovation in how we deliver services,…

India: 325m watch OTT

An Ernst & Young/FICCI Frames report on Indian media says that online video viewing in India grew last year by 25 per cent with 325 million people now watching OTT…

netgem.tv expands into Ireland

netgem.tv has announced the launch of its personalised Internet TV service in Ireland with a range of smart-home devices available on Amazon and eBay, and more retail distribution channels and…

BBC DG: “iPlayer must fit around viewers’ lives”

Tony Hall, the BBC Director General, is set to tell an audience at the Media And Telecoms conference in London that the corporation must plan for a future where a…

C4 relaunches All 4 with paid content

Channel 4 has relaunched its VoD service, All 4, with a new visual identity, a new iOS app and an invitation for selected registered users to trial All 4 +,…

Drama tops iPlayer requests in January

Idris Elba’s return as Luther has helped BBC iPlayer to a dramatic start to the year. The detective’s first episode back on the beat was the best performing programme on…

BBC Three shows return to linear schedule

BBC Three shows return to linear schedule

Selected programming from the BBC’s online channel BBC Three is to feature on BBC One as part of a change to its scheduling to create a special slot devoted to…